NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–As expected, the Fourth of July was a washout.
Beach plans took a raincheck, boats in the bay got a soaking, but still some brave souls ventured outdoors.
“We are going to take a walk along the boardwalk here and probably head home spend some time on the porch listen to some music, relax if we can’t grill we will cook inside, pretend like we are outside,” said New Haven native Keith Wallman.
The summer storm didn’t stop the celebrations. Folks set up tents at Lighthouse Point Park, grilling out in the rain.
“Nothing is going to stop the family from coming over here to have a good time,” one beachgoer said.
Tee times were wide open on Independence Day. The soggy greens didn’t stop die-hard golfers from showing off their swing.
“We are having a good time and we are playing pretty good, got on the 9th tee and it started to rain hard,” said Bob Dowling.
“So we came in had a beer and we are going to go out and resume our round at the 9th tee.”
“That is the spirit of golf, if you are a golfer you gotta brave the rain,” Paul Lim said.
Some folks decided staying dry, taking in a summer flick.
“I woke up this morning and it was such a horrible day cloudy rainy day so we were like we are going to have to stay indoors you know catch a movie,” said Dolimar Dodden.
“Due to the rain we have changed our plans so we are going to be going to the movies and barns and noble,” said Emily Perez.
And would-be beachgoers were hitting the shopping malls.
“There’s nothing else to do with this rain,” said mall-goer Linda Conte.
Many people were still holding out hope to catch the fireworks.
“Tonight we are probably going to the fireworks in West Haven, if they have them,” said Jose Cubiz.